Wrong inhaler technique

first_imgNewsHealthVideoWrong inhaler techniqueBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2019 2049 Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook TWO out of three of Limerick’s 18,443 people with asthma may be unknowingly aggravating their condition simply by not using their inhalers correctly. This was the warning from the Asthma Society of Ireland and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) this week as they launched an ‘Inhaler Technique’ awareness campaign to encourage people with asthma to ensure that they are using their inhaler device correctly. “More than one person dies every week in Ireland from asthma and 90 per cent of these deaths are preventable. It is estimated that over half of people with asthma in Ireland are not consistently using their device correctly,” Asthma Society chief executive Sarah O’Connor said. For more videos on inhaler techniques visit asthma.ie Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous article2 arrested in relation to burglary at a Grove Island apartmentNext articleClune to pursue Shannon Airport subsidy issue Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNews Email Print Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

Senior Paraguayan and U.S. Military Officers Meet to Bolster Regional Cooperation on Security Issues

first_imgKelly’s visit “demonstrates the excellent bilateral relationship between the U.S. government and the countries in the region in the joint struggle to increase security within and beyond our borders,” Col. Mieres said. “For Paraguay, regional and international cooperation is essential in the fight against criminal groups and drug trafficking organizations. Law enforcement will continue to expand its coverage area and intensify its actions against these criminal groups.” It also provides a framework to facilitate coordination among military leaders in the planning and execution of multinational operations. At the August 3rd meeting in Asunción, those leaders included Paraguayan Minister of National Defense, Hon. Bernardino Soto Estigarribia; Deputy Defense Minister, Brig. Gen. Victor Picagua; and Deputy Minister of the Armed Forces, Rear Adm. Rubén Valdéz, along with the U.S. delegation led by Gen. William Nyland. “From a strategic point of view, these types of activities are very important in providing an understanding of national security at the global level in an effort to ensure a better future and a better cooperative relationship between the two nations,” Col. Mieres explained. By Dialogo September 08, 2015 Having our Colombian brothers in countries like the U.S., how is that we still can’t solve, overcome the problem of crime in this country, when we have military and police Intelligence professionals. “The objective of the CAPSTONE program is to help the Armed Forces [of Paraguay] to understand the basics of joint doctrine, to ensure the interoperability of services, and familiarize senior officials with partner nations to further develop joint operations and national security,” Col. Jorge Mieres, a spokesman for Paraguay’s Armed Forces, told Diálogo. Following an initial protocol meeting, Paraguayan generals and officials met with their U.S. counterparts in the Ministry of National Defense’s Salón de las Banderas (Hall of Flags) “to assess the main security and defense challenges in the region,” according to a National Defense Ministry statement. There, officials from Paraguay’s Army, Navy, and Air Force delivered presentations on their operating systems, impressing the U.S. delegation, Col. Mieres reported. During the four-day visit that followed, U.S. Military officials toured the Paraguayan Armed Forces’ facilities. Among those groups is the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP), which serves as the armed wing of some drug-trafficking organizations. Some of these organizations operate across international borders, including the Primeiro Comando da Capital (First Capital Command, or PCC), a Brazil-based narco-trafficking organization that has established a presence in Paraguay. For U.S. Military officials, the CAPSTONE meeting was part of a regional tour that included visits to Brazil, Chile, and Cuba, as the countries worked to develop cooperative regional strategies and partnerships to fight transnational criminal organizations and terrorists. Fighting criminal organizations “When it comes to issues such as climate change, maritime security, and humanitarian crises, borders do not matter: what matters is our alliances,” Gen. John F. Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said during the fifth South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC) held in Asunción from August 18-20. Joint security challenges Paraguay and the U.S share security interests, and are working together to deal ”with security issues from a broader perspective,” said Héctor Fabio Rodríguez, a member of the Latin American Security and Defense Network (RESDAL) in Paraguay. “Some of the key challenges shared by the U.S. and Paraguay are the fight against drug trafficking, organized crime syndicates, terrorism, corruption, and the trafficking of illicit goods and endangered species,” Col. Mieres said. Meanwhile, The two countries are also working collaboratively on other security issues. Paraguayan Armed Forces officials recently met with 18 U.S. generals and admirals from the CAPSTONE Military Leadership Program to share their experiences and assess regional security challenges, marking the program’s first meeting in Paraguay. last_img read more

Halfpenny form delights Jenkins

first_imgNeil Jenkins has hailed the “absolutely incredible” goalkicking performances of potential British and Irish Lions Test series hero Leigh Halfpenny. Full-back Halfpenny will line up in Saturday’s second Test against Australia as a player whose unrelenting accuracy could boot the Wallabies into oblivion. The Lions, 1-0 up and chasing a first Test series triumph for 16 years, have lost talisman lock Paul O’Connell through injury, while England prop Alex Corbisiero is rated doubtful as he battles calf muscle trouble. But when head coach Warren Gatland names his team on Thursday, Halfpenny’s name will not only be first on the sheet in terms of positional order, he is also arguably their most likely match-winner after scoring 78 points on tour so far, landing 27 from a possible 29 shots at goal. “He’s been absolutely incredible – his record speaks for itself,” Lions kicking coach Jenkins said. “He averages probably under one miss per game, which is incredible. He’s had an outstanding couple of years. “We (Wales) spoke to Leigh a couple of years ago about trying to get it (goalkicking) full time for the Cardiff Blues. He was doing a lot of long-range stuff for us, but we felt moving forward the more kickers we had then the better for us, really. “He’s pushed and pushed, worked hard, managed to get it for the Blues and then took over for us in Dublin (2012) against Ireland when Rhys Priestland missed a few – and he has never looked back. “Most kickers have got very good temperaments and the guys here on the Lions tour have incredible temperaments. “They are happy to rock up, irrelevant of the issues surrounding them. It might be a kick to win the game, the crowd, the amount of people watching on TV, they just seem to get into that zone. “You are trying to score the points for the team and you have got to put the work in to do that. You will have days when things don’t go right, that is understandable. You can’t get out of bed every day and everything goes well. “But I certainly believe if you put the work in, you work hard throughout the week, you put yourself in a good place.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

O’Callaghan ready to realise dream

first_img “I watched him play over the years and always thought he was good enough to be knocking on the door for more honours with Munster and Ireland, but it never came. “So for him to get the Barbarians call was great. “It’s an honour to be thought good enough even to be in the room with players of this calibre frankly.” O’Callaghan admitted the weight of Barbarians tradition brings him out in a cold sweat when he considers doing justice to the greats to have sported the black and white since 1890. The 94-cap Ireland lock said he will be happy to emerge from Sunday’s clash with the respect of his world superstar team-mates. “You feel the pressure to perform as well, that you owe it something,” he said. “That’s a weight on your shoulders. “The big thing is trying to win the respect of the dressing room when put alongside world superstars. “The onus is on us playing now: we have to really put value on it in our time when we get a shot. “It’s an incredible club when you think about it: the Barbarians have more wins over New Zealand than Ireland. “That pressure gives me sweaty palms straight away. “And that’s what makes you play better in matches, you need that.” Teetotal O’Callaghan admitted he is not in the free-running Barbarians mould, but has no intentions of winding down despite his advancing years. The 35-year-old has not given up on forcing his way back into Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad for Rugby World Cup 2015, as well as setting sights on more Munster glory. “Two of the big values you need for the Baa Baas I might not have had: I’m a non-drinker and I’ve spent my career hitting rucks and mauling!” he said. “So I’ve been getting a bit of stick from the Munster lads for that, they’re saying I’m not really cut out for it. “I’m as competitive as ever, I love it, I bounce out of the bed to Munster in the mornings, it means an awful lot to me. “If I wasn’t enjoying it I would gladly step away. “Munster means so much to me it’s easy to go in every day. “I’ve two more years on my contract and I want Munster to have success and win trophies in that time. “Semi-final defeats are scars that hurt more months down the line than they do on the day. “I’ve been involved in 11 Heineken Cup semi-finals and only grabbed two. “You have to be a little selfish when it’s your time and grab as much as you can. “Munster’s my main focus, but I do still have ambitions with Ireland especially heading into the World Cup year. “I might need the rub of the green but I’ll be honest my mentality’s no different for cap number 95 as number one: I would chew up the road for it. “People might say that’s delusional, but I’ll keep thinking it!” The Munster and Ireland lock broke his 101 Greatest Tries video as a youngster playing and replaying Gareth Edwards’ classic 1973 Barbarians score against the All Blacks. O’Callaghan’s older brother Ultan won Barbarians selection to face the Combined Services in 2002, and now the British and Irish Lions second row admitted delight at following suit. “We were a rugby-mad house growing up,” said O’Callaghan after winning selection in a line-up boasting more than 700 caps. “We had the 101 Greatest Tries video, and I remember after about three months you couldn’t watch the 1973 try against New Zealand any more because the tape was so worn, from just rewinding over and over. “Growing up with three older brothers, when we played rugby in the garden it was always the Baa-Baas versus Ireland, because no-one ever wanted to be Scotland or England! “Even back then you threw the ball around when you did it. “That’s the tradition. “When rugby’s getting so professional it’s so heartening to see the amateur values that we have to hold onto. “I’m delighted: I was ready to swim over when I got the call. “My brother beat me to it, but the family pride when he was selected was amazing. Donncha O’Callaghan will realise a childhood family dream when he makes his Barbarians debut against the England XV at Twickenham on Sunday. Press Associationlast_img read more

NFL announces schedule for 2019 international games

first_imgThe NFL announced Wednesday the dates, times and locations for the 2019 international schedule with four matchups in London and one in Mexico. With several conference matchups and star players from around the league traveling abroad, each game will bring an intriguing storyline to follow.  London GamesMatchupDateTimeVenueBears vs. RaidersSunday, Oct. 61 p.m. ETTottenham Hotspur StadiumPanthers vs. BuccaneersSunday, Oct. 139:30 a.m. ETTottenham Hotspur StadiumBengals vs. RamsSunday, Oct. 271 p.m. ETWembley StadiumTexans vs. JaguarsSunday, Nov. 39:30 a.m. ETWembley StadiumThe London schedule will kick off with an intriguing game between the NFC North winning Bears and the Raiders as Chicago will bring Khalil Mack overseas to play against the team that traded him out of Oakland, while the Raiders bring a new look to their roster with Antonio Brown.The Panthers-Buccaneers matchup will feature divisional rivals as Cam Newton and Jameis Winston square off. Tampa Bay will bring a new coaching staff behind Bruce Arians, who was hired in January to replace Dirk Koetter.The Bengals-Rams game will follow with Cincinnati coach Zac Taylor going up against his former team. The Rams made the Super Bowl last season and will bring excitement with some of the league’s biggest stars, such as Todd Gurley. The Jaguars will take on Texans team led by Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt in an AFC South matchup. Jacksonville will have quarterback Nick Foles, who replaced Blake Bortles, leading the offense with hopes of getting back into playoff contention this season.Mexico Game MatchupDateTimeVenueChiefs vs. ChargersMonday, Nov. 18 8:15 pm. ET Estadio AztecaThe NFL will give a game in Mexico another shot after it was canceled last season out of concern for player safety concerns due to field conditions. The Chargers and Chiefs will travel south of the border and could be one of the best matchups out of the international schedule, with the two AFC West powerhouses battling in mid-November. The full NFL regular-season schedule is expected to be released Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.last_img read more

Amel Tuka is the Ambassador of “Sports Games Oasis”

first_imgAssociation for support of people with intellectual disabilities in Canton Sarajevo ”Oasis” will organize “Sports Games Oasis 2016” again this year. This year’s ambassador for “Sports Games Oasis” is a famous Bosnian athlete Amel Tuka.Competitions will be held from the 6th to 9th of October in Sarajevo, on the Olympic pool Otoka Sarajevo, in the hall “Ramiz Salcin” – Mojmilo, in the center for education, sports and recreation, “Safet Zajko”, then in the sports hall – Dobrinja, in the hall Vistafona sports club – Otoka, and a bowling alley of hotel Radon Plaza.“Competitors will compete for medals in eight sports disciplines: football, basketball, swimming, athletics, table tennis, bowling and MATP – program for people with multiple disabilities. We expect about 500 participants from BiH and abroad at this year’s “Sports Games Oasis”. Participating countries are: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Sweden, Slovenia and Saudi Arabia. The aim of this competition is to promote capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities through sport,” said Armin Smajlovic, director of the “Oasis”.Association “Oasis” is primarily aimed to change the minds of people, in order to create equal status of persons with disabilities in society, and meet the rights that are set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which BiH signed and ratified in 2009, and according to which persons with disabilities have the right on sport and recreation.The main sponsors of sport games Oasis are non-governmental organization MyRight Sweden, Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and FIFH Malmo which is a longtime partner of SIO from Sweden. Sponsors of this year’s sports games are also the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Displaced Persons and Refugees of Canton Sarajevo, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo, BH Lottery, Lokom, BH Telecom, Olympic pool, MIA CS, AS GROUP, water Oaza, and the agency Media Content Management (MCM).(Source: nap.ba)last_img read more